William Carr – Partner

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Bill joined White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. in 2008, after practicing for many years as a solo practitioner in the Kansas City area. Bill has presented at numerous continuing legal education (CLE) programs focusing on trial practice and has tried cases in state and federal courts in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and New York. He was named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2004 and has been featured several times in the "Best of the Bar" edition of the Kansas City Business Journal since the issue started in 2007. He was given the Thomas J. Conway Award by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association for demonstrating superior skill in the courtroom while still maintaining respectful relationships with opposing counsel.  He recently served as the President of the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. 

Outside the office, Bill greatly enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He owned the Law Office of William L. Carr before he became a partner in the firm.


Areas of practice

  • Personal injury



Bill received his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1992, where he received a National Trial Competition Award and was part of the National Trial Team, the National Moot Court Team and the Order of the Barristers. He graduated with a B.A. in Biology from William Jewell College in 1989. Bill has been an adjunct professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law teaching trial advocacy.

Admissions and professional memberships

Admitted to practice law in Missouri in 1992 and Kansas in 1993, Bill belongs to the:

  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Bill just completed a term as President of the American Board of Trial Advocates and continues to serve on the Executive Committee for the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter of that organization.

Bill also serves on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, and will serve as President of such organization in 2018-2019.  He has also served on the Board of Governors for MATA, and continues to be actively involved in that organizations efforts.

Community involvement

Bill’s family was blessed with the opportunity to adopt a child from Ethiopia in 2010 and, since then, working with adoption ministries has become important in Bill’s life.  He has been involved with ministries working with children in Ecuador, Peru, the United States and other locations around the world.  He has devoted hundreds of hours to the volunteer attorney project through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program in Jackson County, a project dedicated to helping abused children caught in the judicial system.  He was named the CASA volunteer attorney of the year in his first year with that program in 1993. 


Exceptional results. Personal service. Good lawyers.

When you need an attorney, contact White, Graham, Buckley & Carr online to schedule a free initial consultation with our Independence, MO personal injury law firm. We serve clients in Eastern Jackson County, the Kansas City Metro Area, Kansas and Missouri.

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White, Graham, Buckley & Carr L.L.C.
- Independence Main Office -
(all postal mail should be mailed to this office)
19049 E Valley View Pkwy
Independence, MO. 64055
TEL: (816) 373-9080
FAX: (816) 373-9319

- Kansas City office -
3145 Broadway
Kansas City, MO  64111
TEL: (816) 931-9080
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